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Crazy Horse Memorial
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The mission of Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation is to protect and preserve the culture, tradition and living heritage of the North American Indians. The Foundation demonstrates its commitment to this endeavor by continuing the progress on the world's largest sculptural undertaking by carving a memorial of Lakota leader Crazy Horse; by providing educational and cultural programming; by acting as a repository for American Indian artifacts, arts and crafts through the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA(R) and the NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER(R); and by establishing and operating the INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA(R) and, when practical, a medical training center for American Indians.
Reviewed 27 June 2018

I visited this in 1973, when there was little done, mostly a vision. It was wonderful to see how it has expanded. it is not just about the monument but education about Native Americans, musical presentations, museum, and a Native American University. We went on an afternoon and the ticket allowed us to come back the second day. Unfortunately we did not get to see the evening lighting.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

We were very disappointed in this monument. 12.00 dollars a person is very pricey then to have to pay more to take a bus tour to see the front of it. You can see more from the highway and get a front view of it. All of the staff seemed lukewarm at best. I had a feeling that as long as it is taking to build the monument the family that owns it is making a lot of money for the whole family to to be involved. I realize it is a good cause but seems like the have a huge tourist trap to get more and more money from tourist. The muesem was very nice. It will never be done in my lifetime.

3  Thank HappyTravelers98
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

This place is commercial and not part of the NP system. The entrance is really broad with lots of parking. The fee is not too bad $12 per person, kids free. The sculpture is amazing with my guess 20% done. The scale is bigger than Mt Rushmore by a lot. Besides viewing the mountain there is quite a bit to see and do with a complex of maybe a dozen bldgs. to prowl [and get lost]. There is a restaurant, sometimes live Native American music, museums, craft displays, memorial replica, etc. You can even grab a rock from the carving process for a voluntary donation. This is worth a stop especially if you are seeing Rushmore for a great comparison.

Thank Sunrunner45
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

I last visited in the 80's and you had to use your imagination to visualize what the final sculpture would look like...even with the model by your side! Today the head is complete or nearly so, and the arm stretches across to the horses head. Well the arm and the horse are not completed yet so still a little imagination. The museum is great and tells the stories of all the characters that were a part of Crazy Horse and the memorial. Food and concessions and of course a gift shop are all available. Special up close tours are available for an extra cost.

1  Thank Ronald T
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

I’m going to be honest. Crazy Horse memorial did not impress me. We paid $30.00 to drive up closer, but the thing is, we really didn’t get any closer. In order to get closer we’d have had to pay $20.00 more. Let me say, we are a family of 5. It was $6.00 each to get in and $4.00 more for the bus. My teenage boys weren’t interested in the museum, which was cool. Overall, it’s a neat place and I’m not upset about the price because it goes to a good cause . It just wasn’t as awesome as amount Rushmore.

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